Ramblings about what I encounter within the realm of the geosciences, as well as the occasional rant about nonsense.

11 February 2009

To commemorate Darwin

I know what you are thinking. It isn't Darwin's birthday yet. However, as Doc Brown once said, "You aren't thinking 4 dimensionally". It is now midnight in Downe, England. The town where Darwin did his seminal work on natural selection. So from a certain point of view it is Darwin's B-day. That point of view just happens to be the UK right now. So, Happy Birthday Darwin!

To celebrate, here is a link to Darwin's work on Geology during his voyage on the Beagle. Plenty of nifty maps and drawings, and excerpts of text. Here is an example of some of his geology. This is a stratigraphic section of the banks of Santa Cruz, in Patagonia.Happy birthday Darwin. The celebrations, I'm sure, will continue.
Edit: Looks like I was beaten to the punch. Chris M. over at Pools and Riffles posted a similar idea weeks ago.

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All the Latin on this page is from my vague recollections from High School. There are mistakes in the text. I just was trying to get the point across

Between Los Alamos,NM and White Rock, NM

Between Los Alamos,NM and White Rock, NM
The photo of the travertine spring was taken in the small opening in the center of the image.

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